Portfolio Search

When our clients take control of companies, we assist them in that transition and the augmentation of senior management which often follows. Even before the transaction is finalized, we have mapped talent markets for equity investors and produced a plan for all eventualities.

Recent successes include Digital Bridge’s creation of the Wildstone digital advertising platform in the UK, TPG’s buildout of a new renewables platform with Matrix Renewables in Madrid and Miami, and finding a General Manager to run KKR & Brookfield’s renewables JV in Japan.

A few of our clients

Key successes:

  • CPP: Hired to find the inaugural CEO for their newly-formed One Queen Capital platform
  • RPC: After having hired Renewable Power Capital CEO Bob Psardellis in 2020, in 2021 we were retained to build out the wider team with six new hires from Director down to Associate levels
  • TPG: Retained to find the inaugural Head of USA for their Matrix Renewables platform
  • Orion Infrastructure Partners: Retained to find a CEO for a target PET recycling business in US
  • Digital Bridge: Retained to find CFOs for Andean Tower Partners (US) and Wildstone (UK)

Case Study: Digital Bridge

Digital Bridge has been a key client of ours for several years, and we have been privileged to support the growth of their investment and IR/fundraising teams as they have built out in the US, Europe and indeed Asia.  In 2021, in the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic, Steven Sonnenstein, Senior MD, pioneered the creation of what instantly became the UK’s largest singular portfolio of outdoor advertising assets (billboards).  Sonnenstein plugged these assets into a senior management team led by Damian Cox (the Godfather of billboard digitization) and Wildstone was born.

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What our clients say…

“We have retained One Search to hire a number of CFOs for our portfolio businesses globally. The quality of candidates, the pace and communication throughout the search process is second to none. We have had strong and diverse shortlists and One Search have always delivered.

I would not hesitate to recommend One Search to anyone looking to hire a high-quality CFO.”

Steven M. Sonnenstein
Senior Managing Director

“Over the past 10 years, we’ve had a strong partnership with One Search who helped us attract high-caliber and diverse talents in our investment teams and our investor relations team in Europe, North America and Asia. Their impact has been very significant, and we look forward to continuing this fruitful relationship for our future development plans.”

Melanie Biessy
Senior Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Antin Infrastructure Partners

“One Search has continued to deliver top class candidates in order to fuel the growth of our business over several years. Dan and his team are committed to delivering outstanding results backed up by solid market knowledge and a deep understanding of their clients mandate.”

Patrick Trears
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
AMP Capital Investors

One Search introduced me to Porterbrook, and then went on to partner with me to build my team.  I have been impressed with their efficiency; in a recent process they were able to identify suitable candidates, deliver the shortlist and run a selection process that led to the successful candidate accepting our offer, within just six weeks of the process starting.

Stefan Rose
Chief Investment Officer

“The One Search team gets the job done in a very straight-forward and efficient manner. I appreciated the integrity of Dan and his team throughout the process with excellent results and a great fit.”

Chip Hoagland
CFO, VP and Treasurer
Bioenergy DevCo

“I hired One Search to find us a new CFO in 2020, and was impressed with the speed and agility with which they successfully completed the assignment”

Daniel Seiner
Andean Telecom Partners

“Changing jobs during COVID was not easy. One Search were instrumental in keeping the interview process on track, feeding back to me as a candidate so that I felt comfortable with the job fit and culture during a period of mandatory Zoom interviews, and ultimately making sure both sides were happy when it came time to sign the contract. Their approach was just the right amount of involvement at just the right times.”

Jennifer Smith

“I was impressed with One Search’s approach during my recruitment process.  They exceeded my expectations, aligning candidate personality to company environment to ensure a strong cultural fit.  I’d heartily recommend One Search both as an employer and as a candidate”

Felipe Duarte
Chief Financial Officer
Andean Telecom Partners

“Finding a good headhunter is very difficult. We have been very pleased with the work from One Search. They quickly got to grips with our expectations and provided us with a number of strong candidates, two of whom have joined our team.”

Rupert Shaw
Pioneer Point Partners

“I have been very impressed with the high levels of integrity, focus and reliability One Search has demonstrated, and I have no hesitation recommending them wholeheartedly.”

Tim Cable
Global Head of Infrastructure Debt
Vantage Infrastructure

Key Contacts: Portfolio Search